Saturday, April 13, 2013

It's finally here.... 
The big 2nd reveal!   

Hi Bead Soup Party blog hoppers! 

My partner in creativity is Emma Todd...

Here is what I sent to Emma...

Make sure you check out what she created at

Here is a little reminder of what Emma sent me...
Her soup included lots of colorful polymer clay beads made with her own hands

And here is what I created from them. 

My first piece I used the pretty polymer clay, stone, wood and bone beads in the earthy tones that Emma sent.  I etched copper sheet with an original hand drawn birdie to serve as a focal, hanging from copper seed beads. Tea dyed silk ribbon and a hand crafted copper clasp finish it off.  I wore this piece to a party last weekend and got a lot of compliments.

The second piece is comprised completely from Emma's polymer clay beads. I used waxed Irish linen and a few macrame knots to make this simple necklace with a  tropical feel.  I even used one of the polymer discs as a clasp.... I love the focal!  I saw an orchid swirling within the colors. 

The third piece (Emma gave me A LOT of beads!)  is made from more awesome stone beads, pretty coral color freshwater pearls, coordinating crystals, two of Emma's polymer clay focals, and the beautiful sterling clasp Emma gave me.  I added a short length of sterling silver chain maille to finish it off.  Beautiful peachy coral colors!

And last....but not least.  I used the "timberwolf" and "scarlett" colored Emmacrafted polymer beads (the color names came from her daughter's crayon choices) , dyed jade and the two pretty silvery open rings from Emma's soup.  I added copper wire, silk cording that I dyed to match Emma's beads and some of my own gray lampwork spacers. All strung on waxed Irish linen cord that I dyed to match too!  A fun piece that I can't wait to wear!

All that I had left over from the soup mix was one horn ring...

I have to say that I really enjoyed working with all these different materials.  It was challenging and fun!  I'd like to say a huge thank you to Lori Anderson for hosting this creative endeavor.  I can't imagine the amount of work she puts into each Bead Soup Blog Party.  It is greatly appreciated!

And most of all THANK YOU ~ EMMA!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your hop!

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Bead Soup Blog Party...2nd Reveal